The KBS1Z knee-brace stabilizer makes a structural connection between knee bracing and columns or beams to help stabilize free-standing structures and comply with many prescriptive deck bracing requirements such as AWC’s DCA6 Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide. Factory-formed at a 45° angle and easily installed with nails, the KBS1Z braces 2x, 4x and 6x in line post-to-beam configurations. Check with your local building department for deck bracing requirements.
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
For installations at an angle other than 45°, bend KBS1Z along slots to desired angle. Bend one time only.
Knee Brace: — Cut braces at desired angle — Bend KBS1Z to desired angle if required — Install fasteners to secure in place — For equal-width members, install (2) KBS1Z on each end of brace (see illustration, connection type 1) — For 2x knee brace, install single KBS1Z on each end of brace (see illustration, connection type 2)
Beam-to-Post: — Install in pairs; see illustrations for quantity and configuration — Part used as a column cap; does not replace a knee brace